Lubert feels relieved that he no longer had to stop at the “Have-You-Seen-Wall” anymore in search of his wife (Brook 297). On his way to check his clearance certificate of being declared a free German and unassociated with the Nazi regime, Lubert can still see women and men searching for their loved ones. Upon arriving at the clearance office, Lubert meets a man and a woman also waiting for their clearance certificate. Judging by the look of them, Lubert thinks to himself that the woman is likely to get her clearance because of her white skin complexion to the black man. To Lubert’s shock, the woman is denied the certificate while the black man gets his. This culminates in Lubert contemplating what he would do if he is denied his. Eventually, after Lubert is called and handed his certificate, the feeling of freedom overwhelms him. Finally, he can practice his architecture as well as help in reconstructing his city.